Couple sunset silhouette

For most people, Valentine’s Day can be one of two things: a time to show someone special you care about them through holiday-themed acts, or a dreaded time of year where everything you see on social media, the internet and in the supermarket reminds you of how lonely you are. But regardless of which end […]

Night Sky Photography Fuji Mountain Oregon

There is something about the dark night skies that really instill us with wonder. Maybe it’s the fact that we are staring at something so far away, it may no longer actually be there. Maybe it’s that when darkness takes over each night, a new world opens up. Maybe it’s simply the unknown. I have […]

Canoe

The Catskills have been a go-to for New Yorkers since the 1800’s and continue to be a place for local getaways and outdoor adventure. While there are a few regularly scheduled buses to places like Kingston, it’s notoriously challenging to get to this nearby haven without a car. That’s why we’re excited to share that […]

Zac Brown Band at Bethel Woods

Despite its name, the 1969 Woodstock Festival did not actually take place in Woodstock New York. The event that would forever change history happened nearby on the dairy farm of Max Yasgur in Bethel Woods: a place which, so many years later still maintains its musical roots. That original farm site has since become the […]

fly fishing in esopus creek

As summer approaches, New Yorkers are turning their sights North towards the Catskills. No longer just a vacation spot for comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Mel Brooks, this easy to get to destination remains a popular weekend getaway. Each year, local businesses team up to show off the best of the Catskills by curating the Catskills […]

It was 4am and a pair of headlights beamed down my Brooklyn block. Freestone Expedition’s co-founders, Owen and Greg, sprang from either side of a parked SUV like it was a jack-in-the-box. After we exchanged greetings – theirs caffeinated and warm; mine mumbled and subdued – they directed me to scrunch my backpack (so empty […]

Skiing in the Catskills

A day trip to the Catskills is great way to get out and get vertical. Two popular—and easy to reach—mountain resorts are Hunter and Windham. Can’t decide which one is for you? Find out how they compare in this Catskill Mountain Smackdown where we compare Hunter Mountain versus Windham! Slope Stats: Hunter and Windham both […]

Halloween | Photo: Christian Holmé

It’s that time of year when the weather turns cool, the leaves fall off the trees and creepy polyester spider webs start popping up in your favorite coffee shops. From costume parties to macabre theater, New York City is full of inventive ways to celebrate Halloween. This year, skip the candy and sedentary hayrides and instead […]

Fall is a particularly beautiful time of the year: trees explode in shades of red and gold, complimented by crisp air and amicable weather. Though it’s possible to catch sight of some of the autumn splendor from within New York City, fall is best enjoyed outside city limits, whether hiking, apple picking, or biking through […]